Few things can undermine your success and confidence in life than a smile that is less than picture perfect. It’s one of the first things people use to judge you in all personal and professional circumstances, and it can create a lasting impression, good or bad. One of the best ways to improve your all-important smile is by whitening your teeth.
You have treatment options when it comes to different ways to whiten your teeth.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening systems can work for some people, but without the supervision of a dentist, you risk less than desirable results if you make a mistake. Due to regulatory limitations, over the counter products are also limited in the degree of their effectiveness as well.
Many people prefer to whiten their teeth in the privacy and flexibility of their own home by using home care methods such as Opalescence Take Home Whitening or others that can only be prescribed by a licensed dentist. The dentist will create a concentration of ingredients and flavors based on your individual preferences to give you optimum results.
The preferred whitening treatment of choice for many is in-office teeth whitening. Under the direct supervision of a dentist, a patient can have their teeth whitened in a single appointment in less than an hour. It is the safest and quickest method for anyone considering this type of procedure.
Regardless of what type of teeth whitening treatment you choose, the end result will be a better-looking smile. Removing stains and discolorations also removes any social embarrassment you might feel. You’ll find it easier to laugh out loud without shielding your mouth. Your entire personality can change as you gain confidence in opening up around other people.
The return on a moderate investment can be considerable. Teeth whitening is an elective procedure, and so it will not be covered by insurance, but that does not mean it is not affordable, especially if it can be financed through a dental office with payment plans. Over-the-counter methods will run up to about $50. Take-home treatments typically cost between $300-$400, and in-office whitening can run anywhere from $500 to $1,000.
Cochran Family Dental is located in Leesburg and proudly serves the cities of Ashburn, Purcellville and other nearby communities in northern Virginia and southern Maryland.